my name is Alee, and I just found out that the money I thought was put away for my personal use of college is no longer available to me. You see, my parents had a little bit of money put away for college for me, but then they wanted to use that money for other things. So now, here I am, one year into my secondary education, and I’m not quite sure how I’m even going to go into the fall semester.
I find this to be the biggest load of bullshit ever. My parents helped me build dreams when i was younger; dreams involving me going to college, and graduating with an awesome degree and finding a job to make me rich and successful before I turn 21. Kind of unrealistic to begin with, right? Yes. (Especially when your parents have TWO kids’ worth of dreams on their plates.) Right, but when you’re 12, you don’t really know or understand any differences.
My dad makes a lot of money. Not to be a dick about it, but its true. He does. We live in a nice house in a nice-r neighborhood. My mom drives a Mercedes. And my dad drives a Land Rover. I don’t know if the Land Rover counts, but the Mercedes is by far, the nicest car I’ve ever driven, let alone ridden in. The picture is kind of clear, my parents had the money, they just didn’t want to put it towards my college career. Remodeling the basement, master bedroom and the front yard, really nice dinners with friends and nice cars have always been the priority.
Now, this wouldn’t be such a big deal if I was eligible for financial aid. But I’m not. My dad makes too much. And for some reason that was a complete and utter shock to my poor mother who thought FOR SURE the government would pay for me to go to school. Ha, welcome to reality. I go to an awesome school, where my semesters come to about $2500. For a university/state college, I find that to be just wonderful, and I thought my mother would too, seeing at how affordable it is. But no, she cringed at the thought of paying for that, alongside the possibility of books (which I have ended up paying for, both semesters). Both of my parents have made college such a negative stress for me. I think of college, and I was always hoping for college to be an exciting and wonderful time of my life. But no. My parents have turned it into a big old bag of I think she’s outrageous to think that way. And it makes me mad, because I feel like my parents have pushed me to go to college ever since I was a tyke, and now, I’m finally here, doing exactly what I want, and they aren’t helping me. Not because they “can’t”. No, its because they weren’t smart with their savings, or mine, technically, because now, the money isn’t there anymore.